Game was fun
A downloadable Interactive Animation for Windows, macOS, and Linux
KIDS allows you to move with and against crowds until everyone is gone.
KIDS is a short interactive animation drawn by Michael Frei and coded by Mario von Rickenbach, their second collaboration after the award-winning project PLUG & PLAY.
Play time: between 15 – 30 minutes.
KIDS is co-produced by Playables, SRG SSR and Arte. The game is published in collaboration with Double Fine Presents for mobile devices and computers.
|Platforms||Windows, macOS, Linux|
|Publisher||Double Fine Presents|
|Release date||May 27, 2019|
|Tags||animation, black, crowds, kids, plug--play, Short, white|
|Average session||A few minutes|
|Languages||German, English, Spanish; Castilian, French, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese (Portugal), Russian, Chinese, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional)|
|Accessibility||Color-blind friendly, Subtitles, High-contrast|
|Mentions||itch.io Recommends: experimental new gam...|
In order to download this Interactive Animation you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $2.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:
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Heh what?It is oddly satisfying to play this game. A simple point and click game that pleases the soul. First game I played in the video. The animation is really smooth.
Thanks for making it!
Honestly love this game so much.
Cool style, short and fun. Probably a deeper meaning here but its enjoyable with or without thinking too hard lol.
I think this one's about peer pressure?
The game seems cool, but I've been stuck on the part where they fall through space for about 20 minutes now. There doesnt seem to be an end? I don't know what happened, but it means I can't continue it :(
Can you put the android link
-Made a Video. (Old Video)
Positively Lynchian. I loved it.
I love it but it plays like half speed. people look like they're walking instead of running. Does the same with both integrated graphics and dGPU (RX590). Also tried to enable/disable vsync and AMD and Windows overlays.
When I minimize the game in the task bar with alt+tab then re-focus it, kids run at normal speed for a few seconds, then I'm back to 9fps.. Any idea what's going on ?
This can happen when your driver ignores the vsync settings of the game. Try switching on vsync in your driver settings. What platform are you on?
Thanks for that fast answer! I just updated my previous comment before I saw yours: vsync changes nothing if I force enable it in my graphic settings. Using Windows 10, up to date as well as GPU drivers.
I was already wondering when I'd step over a game that I absolutely want to give highest praise for that other people will have absolutely no idea what to do with. That time has now come. KIDS is equal parts interpretative dance, art, short film and interactive tool. For a big chunk of it, I had my mouth wide open and was not able to tear my eyes from it. I am still contemplating about the message, but I know that you all should try this. 5/5
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The amazing animation and sound design really make this an fascinating textural experience. The interaction is super tight as well. everything about this games is just crisp and smooth making it very satisfying. it works well on PC but I would go with the tablet/mobile version next time, the touch controls would be perfect.
Thank you for including it in the bundle, I'm really glad I had the chance to play it.
Amazing game. The mechanics are really eerie and cool looking
the one with the kids faling ang getting up never ended.
yeah I also had this problem and idk if I'm doing something wrong or if it's broken??
Kids is a good game.
Really eerie. I love the visual style.
The game feel and visual metaphors are very inspiring.
This is a wonderful little game-poem; something to play with if you're looking for some soothing in your life. Highly recommended!
Enjoyed it! Especially the singing!
almost threw up but its an amazing game
was this at all inspired by the Harmony Korine movie
This game is fun, yet weird at the same time
Lovely little tactile - almost toy like - experience. Definitely worth your 20 minutes!
Simple mechanics and well made. I'm too small-brained to understand any deep hidden messages but it was definitely a cool experience.
This game was so strange and I loved every second of it. Honestly, I may play it again this weekend. It's visually creative and just funny.
This game was totally weird but it was worth it ! It was a very good experience with a lot of feelings. love it !
Amazing game with a neat aesthetic and a strange mood, but without any clever gameplay. This is not a criticism - I really appreciated. I did a pleasant travel inside your project, trying to understand the main message - and I guess that I did. Choir was beautiful. Thank you ++
i have no idea how to feel about this.... thanks..?
what an absolute experience
Nifty and well worth the time. I liked it.
Wow. Amazing. What the actual heck
no, this way
Ces dernières années, le jeu vidéo a fait quelques incursions dans les musées. Il était temps que le travail des artisans du milieu viennent prendre un peu de place sur les murs réservés aux monochromes et autres merveilles de l’esprit humain. KIDS, c’est un peu l’inverse : l’œuvre abstraite s’est échappée d’un musée pour arriver sur nos moniteurs crasseux. Contrairement à un chef-d’œuvre au Ripolin, on peut se la procurer pour trois sous.
KIDS est un court-métrage interactif, où l’on oriente de petits personnages à la souris. On clique et les bonhommes réagissent, ça aurait pu être désuet et drôle. Mais la sensation de malaise surgit bien, fugace, devant ces petits êtres agglutinés. L’ambiance sonore contribue fortement à faire naître l’étincelle de l’angoisse. Dans ce monde en noir et blanc, on semble ordonner la vie et la mort. Suis-je un sauveur ? Suis-je Dieu ? À moins que ce troupeau ne court seul à sa perte, incapable de s’organiser. La vraie angoisse serait d’être un des leurs. Ha zut, ils m’ont eu : j'interprète.
Les amateurs d’animation et les fumeurs de shit gras trouveront dans KIDS matière à gamberger sur l'anthropocène, la création, le panurgisme, la vie, la mort...
Les agoraphobes masochistes sont également bienvenus.
wow really strange and unique game.
Life is complicated. Sometimes it's better to jump into that hole that your friend did... or is it? Kids makes you question a lot of things and I think that level of introspection is missing in a lot of our media today.
mmmmm yes, kids